European Film Festival 2015 held in big cities

The European Film Festival 2015 will take place in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City from May 15-28.

The annual event is jointly organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam, the Embassies of EU Member States and the European Cultural Institutes.

This 16th edition of the festival is also to highlight activities marking the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the EU-Vietnam diplomatic ties.

13 films in various genres from 13 different EU Member States, including children films, drama, romance, thriller, comedy and documentary will be screened during the two-week long event.

Movies are recent and have encountered success in their country of origin. Some of the films have won highly acclaimed international awards and been selected in international film festivals.

Held for the first time in 2000, the European Film Festival has become a much-anticipated annual cultural event Vietnam. It has established itself as a credible avenue to bring new and captivating aspects of European culture to the attraction of Vietnamese people, by showcasing films that would otherwise not be shown in Vietnamese commercial cinemas.

This film fest is one of the cultural series activities of the “Europe Days 2015” event marking the Europe Day (9 May), which has gained a high profile in the cultural life of Vietnamese people since 2004.

Films will be screened at National Cinema Center in Hanoi on May 15-24, Le Do Cinema in Da Nang on May 16-25, and Cinebox in Ho Chi Minh City on May 17-28.

Compiled by Kim Khanh

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